In Memoriam pays tribute to those who have left this world, and the songs they left us to remember them by.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. – Walt Whitman
Today’s In Memoriam is brought to you by the letter B:
B is for Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and blunts.
B is for beats and braggadocio.
B is for Big Poppa, Biggie Smalls, or maybe you know him as The Notorious B.I.G..
Guru may have been the architect, RZA is the scientist, but P-O-P-P-A? He’s the king, and Biggie begat a generation of hip hop artists who are still following the path he blazed. No small feat for a chubby drug dealer who released only one album in his lifetime.